holiday griefStudents who have experienced the death of a loved one are invited to participate in a Holiday and Grief Workshop on Monday, December 5th during 3rd period.  Celebrating the holidays can be hard when someone loved and cared about is missing.  This brief one-time workshop will focus on ideas for how students can manage grief during the holiday season.  The workshop will provide positive ways to honor and remember loved ones while also still respecting the student's own feelings.

    Students are asked to RSVP to their School Counselor so that we can have enough materials for the activities for all participants.

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    PSATInformation on the Score Report - PSAT

    All results for the PSAT are available electronically only and will be released in early December.

    Students should access their PSAT scores online at: https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/.  If you have problems accessing your report, this instruction sheet may help or you can contact PSAT College Board at 866-433-7728.

    In an effort to help students prepare for the SAT, CollegeBoard has partnered with Khan Academy to provide free personalized practice using your PSAT results at www.satpractice.org.  This is a great opportunity that students are encouraged to utilize.  This information sheet can help you in linking your results with Khan Academy.

    As you are reviewing your scores, the CollegeBoard website has information to help you understand what your scores mean and how they predict your SAT scores.  There is also an information sheet that is available to help understand your scores.

    For your reference, PSAT for 10th and 11th graders will range in scores from 320-1520.  These total scores are calculated by adding together the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score with the Math score.

    On the student score sheets you will find areas that indicate scores as being "red, yellow, or green."  Each score gives you a quick way to assess your own skill level strengths and weaknesses so that you can prioritize the areas where you could gain the most ground in the future.  Green means that students are on track for college readiness, yellow means that students are close to being on track for college readiness, but can continue to strengthen skills, and red means that students should focus to strengthen skills in that area.

    Also listed on the score report is the Selection Index, which is used to determine eligibility in National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs (NMSC). It is the sum of the three scores in each test section (CR + M + W) doubled. The Selection Index ranges from 48 to 228. Note: Only students in eleventh grade are eligible to enter NMSC scholarship programs.

    Finally, score reports include national percentiles, which allow students to compare their scores with other students in their grade level who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT. If students take the PSAT/NMSQT in the eleventh grade, they receive junior percentiles. If students take the PSAT/NMSQT in tenth grade or younger, they will receive sophomore percentiles. For example, a student in eleventh grade with a percentile of 55 has earned a score better than 55 percent of all eleventh graders. Another way to understand percentiles is to imagine 100 students lined up from the lowest (or 1st) percentile at the end of the line to the highest (or 99th) percentile at the front of the line. If the student is at the 55th percentile, that student would be the 56th person in line, ahead of 55 people in the line and behind 44.

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    deadline1Attention seniors with a January 1st college deadline: Remember the last day before break is December 21st. You need to request your transcipts by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th to have them submitted before the deadline!  You must also enter your request for your counselor through Common App by this date so that we have time to upload your information before we leave for break, as well.

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    WKHS Parents are invited to join the Counselors for our Lunch & Learn Series. Lunch Learn 2022

    Grab your lunch, join us on zoom, learn about that month's topic, and ask your questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

    September 2nd topic: Coming up with a test prep plan (PSAT, Pre ACT) - link for video

    October 14th topic: What to do if my child has a D or an F - link for video

    November 11th topic: Honors Diploma - link for video

    January 13th topic: Understanding the Graduation Requirements 

    March 17th topic: Mental Health

    April 21st topic: College Admissions Tests (ACT/ SAT)

    May 5th topic: Career Exploration

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